Street Code Under Microscope At Mattapan Massacre Trial
BOSTON (CBS) – The prosecution’s key witness is done at the Mattapan massacre trial. Kimani Washington was on the stand for three days, two of them under cross examination.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports
Kimani Washington is testifying under a plea deal, admitting he took part in the September 2010 Mattapan drug robbery that left four people dead and a fifth paralyzed.
In his testimony, Washington says he left the scene and was to meet up with his cousin, Ed Washington, and Dwayne Moore. However, he says they went back to kill the witnesses, including a young mom, Eyanna Flonory, and her two-year-old son, Amani.
Thursday, defense attorney John Cunha says witnesses saw the stolen Ford Edge belonging to one of the victims driving away after shots were fired. The vehicle was later found at a Grove Hall store with Kimani Washington.
Regarding the robbery, Kimani Washington described Eyanna Flonory, holding her son, being nervous.
Cunha tried to show Kimani Washington was capable of doing the killings. But Washington insists that he didn’t. He did admit lying to police, until they found a murder weapon in his home. It was then that he worked out a plea deal.
“I promised if I don’t have to serve life, and I could get some numbers then I would testify against them,” says Kimani.
Washington described the street code as not cooperating with police but says the death of a mom and child changed everything.
“What’s different about this case is that the code was broken before I broke the code,” says Kimani. “Some innocent people were hurt, again, the woman and the child, I felt violated myself at that point and didn’t see any remorse in violating the street code.”
The defense insists his cooperation is only an attempt to save himself.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic contributed to this report.